Recreation and Sports Manuscript Collections

Papers and records of individuals and organizations involved in or promoting physical education and professional and amateur sports activities.

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Agron, Tonia Morris (1937- ) Papers, 1940s-1954, (K1271)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection consists of photographs of a Linwood Elementary School class; installation of officers of Norma's House; and Jewish Community Center Girls Varsity Basketball.

American Legion Fair, Caruthersville, Missouri, Program Booklet, 1951, (R0890)
1 folder
This is a "Souvenir Program" booklet for the American Legion Fair held at Caruthersville in Pemiscot County, Missouri, on 3-7 October 1951. Included are a history of the fair, a description of acts at the grandstand show, and a schedule of horse races.

American Royal Records, ca. (1899-1991), (K0265)
161 cubic feet, oversize materials, 17 scrapbooks (microfilmed)
Organizational records of a premier livestock and horse show, parade, rodeo, and barbeque contest. Contains correspondence and working files, photographs, scrapbooks, magazines, programs, ledgers, motion picture film, videotape, and other items.


Baird, Ray (1897-1982), Papers, 1897-1985, (C0749)
0.6 linear feet
Papers of a Missouri professional youth work director, 1925-1956; businessman, 1956-1974; and amateur band leader, 1974-1982. Includes personal papers, genealogical materials on the Baird family, diaries, correspondence, poetry, award presentations, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Bartle, Harold Roe (1901-1974) Papers, 1937-1974, (K0154)
20 cubic feet
Papers of a scout executive, civic leader, public speaker, church leader, educator, and mayor of Kansas City, MO.

Belle Fair, Belle, Missouri, Booklets, 1951-1952, (R1079)
1 folder
These are booklets for the 1951 and 1952 fairs held at Belle in Maries County, Missouri. Typical "county" fairs, they included agricultural exhibitions, entertainment, and carnivals. The fair in 1951 also celebrated Belle's fiftieth anniversary with a historical pageant.

Benton County Agricultural and Mechanical Society, Cole Camp Fair, Premium List, 1942, (R0842)
1 folder
This is the Premium List booklet for the Cole Camp Fair, held on 17-19 September 1942 at Cole Camp, Missouri, under the auspices of the Benton County Agricultural and Mechanical Society.

Betz Family Collection, 1981, (K0825)
0.01 cubic feet
This collection contains a small booklet written by Annette Betz entitled, “The Home of Carl Betz and Louise Wittig Betz and Their Children.” The booklet is a retelling of her family history, focusing on Annette’s childhood, and her memories of her father, Carl, and her mother, Louise.

Boonville Turn and Gesang Verein Papers, 1895-1925, (C0880)
1 folder, 11 volumes
Constitution and by-laws, deed, rules for use of meeting hall, reports of secretary, receipts for dues, and application for membership of a German social organization in Boonville, MO. Minutes, roster of members, and account books. Written in German until 1902.

Botts, Thomas W. (1904-1999), Papers, 1912-1981, (C2686)
3.2 linear feet
Correspondence, training information, and track meet programs, of University of Missouri track and cross-country coach Thomas W. Botts.

Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Charles County Records (S0258)
7 cubic feet
The records of the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Charles County contain bylaws, correspondence, meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings regarding the organization's mission to foster productive citizens by providing youth with educational, recreational, and social activities.

Boy Scouts of America, MoKan Area Council, Booklet, 1951, (R1031)
1 folder
These are programs for the annual "Boy Scout Circus" at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Sponsored by the MoKan Area Council, hundreds of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers, and their leaders participated in the events, which featured demonstrations of scouting skills, contests, and entertainment. Programs are available for 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, and 1951.

Boy Scouts of America, Ozarks Empire Area Council, Newsletter, 1965, (R1066)
1 folder
This is Volume 2, Number 1 (January 1965) of Pow Wow, the newsletter of the Ozarks Empire Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Headquartered at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, the Council served 225 units in six districts in southwestern and south-central Missouri.

Branson, Missouri, Lodging Postcards, (SP0010)
0.25 cubic feet (3 folders)
The Branson, Missouri, Lodging Postcards collection includes postcards and a travel brochure from several motels and lodges that existed in Branson during its emergence as a tourist destination. The collection focuses on the Anchor Travel Village.

Branson Improvement Association, Brochure, ca. 1939, (R0826)
1 folder
This is "A Glance at Friendly Branson Missouri," a brochure published by the Branson Improvement Association to attract tourists, businesses, and residents to the area. The brochure is undated, but appears to have been published around 1939.

Branson Metro Club, Booklet, 1961, (R1067)
1 folder
This is a "souvenir program" for the Third Annual Taneycomo Outdoor Water Show Boat Races held on Lake Taneycomo at Branson in Taney County, Missouri, on 2 July 1961.

Bunion Derby Collection, (R1417)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder, 3 reels)
The Bunion Derby Collection consists of three Path’e film reels titled “Cross Country” the Route 66 Bunion Derby Footrace, an unlabeled reel documenting the 35th Division Reunion, and “Moving Cars” Route 66 West of Springfield, Missouri.

Butler Play School, Butler, Missouri, Scrapbook, 1908, (C0607)
1 folder
Scrapbook of the Butler Play School for the summer of 1908. Includes a typewritten report and evaluation of the school’s operations, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings.


Camp Blackstone, Galena, Missouri, Pamphlet, n.d., (R1047)
1 folder
This is a small promotional pamphlet for Camp Blackstone, a resort on the James River near Galena in Stone County, Missouri. The proprietor was Dr. G. H. Black.

Camp Carry-on, Linn Creek, Missouri, Brochure, 1919, (R1186)
1 folder
This is a brochure for Camp Carry-on near Linn Creek in Camden County, Missouri, for the 1919 season. Located on the Big Niangua River, the camp offered "military training for girls" in three-week sessions under the direction of Natalie Wilson and Delle B. Corum.

Camp Fire Girls Council of the Ozarks, Camp Shawio, Booklet, 1956, (R0867)
1 folder
This is an informational booklet for the 1956 season at Camp Shawio, a resident and day camping facility near Linden in Christian County, Missouri. The camp was owned and operated by the Camp Fire Girls Council of the Ozarks.

Camp Gravois, Morgan County, Missouri, Booklets, 1929-1948, (R0839)
1 folder
These are booklets announcing the 1929 season and celebrating the 25th anniversary in 1948 of Camp Gravois, a Y.M.C.A. facility on Little Gravois Creek southeast of Versailles in Morgan County, Missouri.

Camp Yocum, Galena, Missouri, Pamphlet, ca. 1920, (R1148)
1 folder
This is a folded single-sheet illustrated pamphlet for Camp Yocum, a summer resort on the James River near Galena in Stone County, Missouri. Although the pamphlet is undated, Camp Yocum is known to have been active in the early 1920s.

Carden All International Shrine Circus, Souvenir Program, 1983, (R1264)
1 folder
This is the 1983 Official Program for George Carden's All International Shrine Circus, an operation of Carden International Circus Corporation at Willard in Greene County, Missouri.

Carthage Fair and Horse Show, Booklet, 1948, (R1087)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a "premium list" and "program of events" for the third annual Carthage Fair and Horse Show, held at Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri, on 23-25 September 1948. James M. Miller served as manager of the event.

Cassville Chamber of Commerce, Cassville, Missouri, Jamboree Program, 1963, (R0780)
1 booklet
This is a souvenir program booklet for the "Second Annual Ozark Jamboree," held at Cassville in Barry County, Missouri, on 17-19 October 1963.

Cedar County, Missouri, Photographs, ca. 1890-1910, (R0282)
1 folder
These are photographs of the Messick and H. W. Evans general stores, the Cedar Springs Band, and a picnic of Camp 171 of the Woodmen of The World at Cedar Springs, and a view of the Balm baseball team. The views have been copied on 35mm slides.

Church Baseball League, Rolla, Missouri, Rule Book, 1909, (R1144)
1 folder
This single-sheet pamphlet contains the rules, schedule, and list of officials adopted on 22 June 1909 by the Church Baseball League at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. Teams representing the Catholic, Christian, Presbyterian, Baptist, Episcopal, and Methodist churches participated in the league.

Clinton High School, Clinton, Missouri, Football Program, 1945, (R1250)
1 folder
This is a program for a football game between the Clinton High School Cardinals and Bolivar High School, played at Clinton in Henry County, Missouri, on 21 September 1945.

Columbia Track Club, Records, (CA6209)
3.4 cubic feet, 6 computer discs
Records of a not-for-profit organization founded in 1968 in Columbia, Missouri, to promote a year-round program of race-walking and distance running for everyone. Includes clippings, correspondence, newsletters, photographs and slides, publicity materials, race results, and miscellaneous records.

Convention Halls and Municipal Auditorium Scrapbook, 1899-1954, (K0938)
0.25 cubic feet
The collection consists of a scrapbook of documents and photographs related to the Kansas City Convention Hall and Municipal Auditorium from 1899-1954.

Crown Coach Company, Brochure, n.d., (R0975)
1 folder
This is a brochure for "Expense-Paid Tours to and thru the Ozarks and Ouachitas" offered by Crown Coach Lines of Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Eight tours are described, starting from Kansas City and extending as far as New Orleans and San Antonio.

Cuba Community Fair, Booklet, 1948, (R0895)
1 folder
This is a program booklet for the second annual Cuba Community Fair, held at Cuba in Crawford County, Missouri, on 8-11 September 1948. The fair was sponsored by the Cuba Civic Club and its Auxiliary.


Davidson, Ernest Evans, Photograph Collection (R1320)
0.2 cubic foot (8 folders, 92 photographs)
The Ernest Evans Davidson Photograph Collection contains the personal and family photographs of Ernest Davidson of Clay County, Missouri. Images include family photographs, scenes of family vacations in Althea, Missouri, and on the North Fork of the White River.

Debo, Bruce, Collection, ca. 1930s-1950s, (R1011)
1 folder
These are photographs of Newburg, Arlington, Hooker, and Waynesville in Phelps and Pulaski counties in Missouri. Also included are a printed map showing "Float Stations on the Gasconade and Big Piney Rivers," n.d., and the business card of Roubidoux Woodworkers of Devils Elbow, Missouri.

Dunklin County High School Meet, Program, 1922, (R0936)
1 folder
This is the "Official Program" for the "Dunklin County High School Meet" held at Malden, Missouri, on 28-29 April 1922. Included were competitions in piano, violin, voice, spelling, public speaking, and track and field.


Eagle Hurst Ranch, Huzzah, Missouri, poster, ca. 1942, (R1283)
1 item, oversize
This is a 20" x 29" poster that was created as a promotional piece for Eagle Hurst Ranch around 1942.

East Perry Community Fair, Altenburg, Missouri, Booklet, 1957, (R1167)
1 folder
This is a souvenir booklet for the East Perry Community Fair which was held at Altenburg in Perry County, Missouri, on 20-21 September 1957. Included are categories for prize competitions, a schedule of events, a roster of fair officials, and many advertisements for area businesses. Howard Fiehler served as President of the fair board.

Elgin, Robert L., collector, travel and tourism Collection, ca. 1930s-1960s., (R0623)
15 folders
This is a miscellaneous collection pertaining to travel and tourism in Missouri. The collection consists of maps, postcards, and ephemera, and a series of promotional booklets produced by the Missouri State Division of Resources and Development.

Elmore, Patricia Shively (1935-2015), Papers, 1878-2015, (CG0013)
1 cubic feet (14 folders), 8 film reels, 2 oversized volumes
The papers of Patricia Shively Elmore contain diaries, correspondence, genealogy, scrapbooks, and photographs related to the donor's family. This collection also contains diplomas, commencement programs, military documents, photographs, souvenir postcards, films, and funeral memorabilia of the donor's second husband, William "Bill" Elmore.

Eminence Riversway Area Chamber of Commerce, Brochure, n.d., (R0825)
1 folder
This is a tourist brochure featuring scenic areas in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways around Eminence in Shannon County, Missouri. Illustrations include photographs and a map.


Faurot, Don (1902-1995), Papers 1920s-1996, (C2971)
0.6 linear feet
The papers of Don Faurot, University of Missouri football coach and athletic director, consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and publications documenting his career at the University of Missouri.

Faurot, Don (1902-1995), Papers, (CA6067)
5.2 cubic feet, 1 volume, 11 video cassettes, 1 audio tape
Addition of material includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, photographs, obituary material, football programs and memorabilia, scrapbooks, and video cassettes.

Flood, George, Letter, 1900, (R0937)
1 folder
This is a letter from George Flood at Golden City in Barton County, Missouri, to "Brother Knoll." Dated 10 June 1900, the letter concerns Flood's attempts to market bicycles for Knoll, with the intention of moving to Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, to do so.


George Carden Circus International, Souvenir Program, 1986, (R0909)
1 folder
This is the 1986 Official Program and Color Book for George Carden Circus International, which had "winter quarters" at Willard in Greene County, Missouri.

Girl Scouts of the United States of America, Webb City, Missouri, Banquet Program, 1950, (R1187)
1 folder
This is a small program booklet for the "Girl Scout Banquet" held at Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri, on 14 March 1950. Mrs. Roy Lee served as toastmistress.

Golden Valley Horse Show, Program Booklet, 1945, (R0943)
1 folder
This is a program booklet for the Golden Valley Horse Show, held on 11-12 September 1945 at Clinton in Henry County, Missouri. The Clinton Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event, which was held at Artesian Park Stadium.

Goodrich, Dr. James, Photograph Collection, (P0389)
0.2 linear feet
Photos of family and friends, mainly related to recreational activities (hunting and fishing). Copy prints of 1993 flooding, Townley Log House, hunting and fishing. Two postcards of Springfield, MO Hospital and Training School for Nurses and Courthouse, California, MO


Hall, Leonard, Speech, 1965, (C3257)
1 folder
The collection contains "Wildlife in Missouri History" a speech given at the State Historical Society of Missouri's annual meeting, October 1965.

Hartman's Hideaway, Kirbyville, Missouri, Letter, 1965, (R0828)
1 folder
This is a printed promotional letter for Hartman's Hideaway, a campground near Kirbyville in Taney County, Missouri.

Heart of the Ozarks Fair and Stock Show, Booklet, 1962, (R1138)
1 folder
This is a "premium catalog" for the Heart of the Ozarks Fair and Stock Show held at West Plains in Howell County, Missouri, on 5-8 September 1962. Included are rules and regulations for the exhibitions and a schedule of events.

Henry County Fair Association, Booklet, 1963, (R1142)
1 folder
These are Premium Books for the Henry County Fair and Horse Show, held at Clinton in Henry County, Missouri, 3-7 August 1952 and 25-27 July 1963. Included are schedules of events, categories and regulations for exhibits, and many advertisements for area businesses.

Hidden Valley Lake, Laclede County, Missouri, Brochure, n.d., (R1156)
1 folder
This is a brochure for Hidden Valley Lake, a privately managed recreation site east of Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri. The proprietors were Bill and Rhea Casner.

High School Athletic and Oratorical Association for Southeast, Missouri, (R0728)
1 folder
This is the program for the "Twenty-First Annual Meet" of the High School Athletic and Oratorical Association for Southeast Missouri, held at Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on 23-24 April 1926.

High School Meet for Southeast, Missouri, Program, 1933, (R0999)
1 folder
This is a program booklet for the 28th annual "High School Meet for Southeast Missouri," held at Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, on 28-29 April 1933. The meet included competitions in academic subjects, music, and debate as well as athletics. The meet was "under control of the Teachers College Athletic Committee."

Hill, Adam, Papers, 1892-1897, 1957, (C3540)
0.25 cubic feet (6 folders), 8 oversize items
The papers contain certificates, a diploma, ephemera and photographs pertaining to Hill's activities as a cadet at Marmaduke Military Academy in Sweet Springs, Missouri, and his career as a football player for the University of Missouri Tigers.

Howell County Fair Association, Booklets, 1946-1948, (R0888)
1 folder
These are programs for the Howell County Fair and Stock Show held at Peoples Park in West Plains in Howell County, Missouri. The booklets are for "county fairs" held on 4-7 September 1946 and 1-4 September 1948.

Hubbard, Cal, Portraits, (P0913)
4 photographs
Copy photos of athlete Cal Hubbard in his old age

Hudson, Franklin Letter, (K0199)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Franklin Hudson Letter is a single, undated letter written by Hudson to the editor of the Kansas City Journal encouraging the establishment of a playground and park in Kansas City.


Iron Mountain Camp, Photo Album, ca. 1899, (R1333)
1 folder
The photo album is a souvenir piece with photographs that depict the Iron Mountain Camp in St. Francois County, Missouri ca. 1899.

Isgrig Baseball Collection, (SA1201)
3 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.


J-Bar-H Rodeo, Camdenton, Missouri, Papers, 1954-1964, (R0978)
1 folder
These are a "souvenir program" for the Third Annual J-Bar-H Ranch Championship Rodeo held on 7-11 July 1954, a promotional brochure for the rodeo held on 7-12 July 1958, and a "souvenir program" for the 13th annual J-Bar-H Championship Rodeo, held on 27 June-4 July 1964 at Camdenton in Camden County, Missouri.

Jewish Community Center Collection, 1945-1975, (K0743)
2 folders
Program brochures and photographs relating to the Jewish Community Center.

Jewish Community Center's Boys' Varsity Basketball Team Photograph, (K0900)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
Collection consists of a photograph of the Jewish Community Center's 1945 boys' varsity basketball team.


Kansas City Athletic Club (KCAC) Records, 1931-1942, (K0153)
0.3 cubic foot
Monthly financial journal reports on the KCAC building's operation showing income and expenses for advertising, catering, rooms, insurance, debt retirement, and the bar. Also a time record book for employees.

Kansas City Convention Hall Records, 1897-1937, (K0269)
7.63 cubic feet
The records contains administrative, financial, and event records related to the construction, maintenance, and business of the Kansas City Convention Hall. The records also include scrapbooks and photographs providing information about the variety of events held at the building.

Kansas City Monarchs Oral History Collection, 1978-1981, (K0047)
0.4 cubic feet
This collection contains oral history interviews and correspondence with eighteen individuals who played with or were associated with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro National League.

Katy Trail State Park, Collection, (CA6007)
13.4 cubic feet, 2 audio cassettes
Records concerning the creation and development of the Katy Trail State Park. Includes legal documents, newspaper clippings, promotional materials, and correspondence. Please see also Katy Trail State Park, Collection, 1986-1994 (C0003).

Katy Trail State Park, Collection, 1986-1994, (C0003)
2 linear feet
Newspaper clippings and ephemera concerning the creation and development of the Katy Trail State Park in Missouri.

Kearney, Zena Shenk (1910-1995) Collection, 1922-1993, (K1246)
2 cubic feet
Scrapbooks, athletic programs, correspondence and clippings related to the career of Kearney, a performer and teacher of piano and organ, and organist at events such as the NAIA and Big 8 and the Kansas City Athletic games.

Kennedy, Jack, Photograph Collection, (P0396)
1 folder
Postcards of 1926 5th District Normal School (Northwest Missouri State Teachers College) football players, and 2 portraits of women: L. Fugate and unidentified. Group portrait of Missouri Power and Light Company 25-Year Club, 1958, Boonville.

Kern, Lalla R., Diary, (S0149)
0.1 cubic foot (1 volume, 48 pages photocopied)
Photocopies of a diary of Lalla R. Kern documenting her eight visits to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in May and June of 1904 in St. Louis, Missouri. Kern provides descriptions of exhibits, buildings, and grounds.

Kinderfather, Kathleen, Papers, 1977-1986, (C3833)
13 folders
The papers of Kathleen Kinderfather consist of bylaws, correspondence, ephemera, meeting agenda, membership lists, minutes, and press releases. Dr. Kinderfather was involved with the formation and activities of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and later the founding of the Missouri Foundation for Health, Fitness, and Sport.

Kittlaus, Louis, Jr., Collection, (CA6204)
1 linear foot
Addition of publications related to the Turner organization in St. Louis and family papers and photographs of Louis and Pauline Kittlaus. See also C3908.

Kittlaus, Louis, Jr., Collection, 1893-1982, (C3908)
0.75 linear feet
Booklets, pamphlets, books, and photographs concerning Turnverein history, activities, competitions in St. Louis, Missouri, the United States and as part of the 1928 Turnfest and Olympic games. The majority of the material belonged to Louis Kittlaus, Sr. or Louis Kittlaus, Jr. The ephemera includes a 50 year membership card for Louis Kittlaus, Sr., and attendance medals.

Krakauer, Kenneth (1918-2001) Papers, ca. 1890s-2000, (K0777)
9 cubic feet
Research and writing relating to the history of golf in Kansas City by civic leader Krakauer, the author of the book, "When Golf Came to Kansas City."


Lake of the Ozarks Association, Brochure and Booklet, undated and 1956, (R1086)
1 folder
These are a brochure and a booklet published by the Lake of the Ozarks Association, Inc., at Lake Ozark in Miller County, Missouri, to promote tourism and recreation in the Lake of the Ozarks area.

Lake Taneycomo & the White River Country, Brochure, c. 1940’s, (R1447)
1 Folder
The brochure of Lake Taneycomo & the White River Country contains advertisements and descriptions of popular tourist attractions, businesses, and organizations in Taney County, Missouri.

Let's Rally for Recreation, Pamphlet, 1965, (C2280)
1 folder
Pamphlet edited by the League of Women Voters, Columbia, MO, 1965. Includes list of recreational facilities and organizations, outlines needs of Columbia, and suggests solutions.

Lexington Turner Society, Lexington, Missouri, Records, 1859-1867, 1882-1965, (C3070)
1 roll of microfilm
Minutes and accounts for German-American athletic and social club founded in 1859 as Turn Verein (gymnastic society). Records to 1906 are in German. Includes translation by Turner member Nicholas Haerle. Subjects include memberships, balls, music groups, building construction and maintenance, and German-American relations.

Lichtenstein, Grace, Papers, (CA6198)
1.4 linear feet, 28 audio cassettes
Papers of a journalist and writer. The collection consists of research material, interview notes, transcripts, and tapes, books and articles Lichtenstein wrote on early women Olympians, professional women tennis players, women artists in the Southwest, and an unfinished project on women entrepreneurs.

Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Collection, 1890-1904, (C4123)
5 linear feet, 5 volumes
The papers contain pamphlets, catalogs, guides, speeches, programs, and books documenting all aspects of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, otherwise known as the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, including information on the participation of other countries in the event.


Manly, William Gwathmey (1862-1929), “History of Athletics in the University of Missouri,” n.d., (C0750)
1 folder
History of athletics at the University of Missouri, 1890-1898.

Maguire, Louis T., Jr. (1903-1976), Scrapbooks, ca. 1906-1938, (P0007)
2 volumes
Two scrapbooks depicting life in Maguire's hometown of St. Louis and his hiking tours around Missouri, mostly in the eastern part of state.

Margolin, Sol E. (1915-1996) Papers, 1959-1980, (K1196)
0.3 cubic foot
Margolin was executive director of the Jewish Community Center and civic leader in the community. Includes photographs, programs, newspaper articles, original art, and memorabilia relating to the Jewish Community Center of Kansas City.

Maries County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, ca. 1880s-1930s, (R0587)
These are photographs copied from Volumes 1-9 of the scrapbook collection at the Old Jail Museum at Vienna, Missouri. They feature significant locations, buildings, events, and individuals, mostly in Maries County, Missouri. Many of the views are of Vienna, but there are also photographs of Belle, Paydown, Safe, Summerfield, Vichy, the Gasconade River, St. James in Phelps County, Meta in Osage County, and Dixon in Pulaski County. The views have been copied on 35mm black and white film.

Mark Twain National Forest, Historical Photographs, ca. 1900-1985, (R0485)
These are photographs copied from holdings of the Mark Twain National Forest in Rolla, Missouri. Topics include National Forest facilities and projects; forest and wood industries; water mills; lakes, rivers, and springs; mines; dams; and the Civilian Conservation Corps and Youth Conservation Corps.

Mark Twain National Forest, Local History Collection, 1930s-1980s, (R0471)
109 files
This collection was selected from unofficial files on miscellaneous historical topics, including local histories, the CCC, the YCC, the "Irish Wilderness," and the Eleven Point River. There are transcriptions of interviews with "old-timers" and Forest Service retirees.

Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri, Salem Ranger District, Photographs, ca. , (R0921)
4 folders
These are photographic prints of Civilian Conservation Corps and U.S. Forest Service projects in what was then the Clark National Forest. Included are views from Centerville in Reynolds County, Loggers Lake in Shannon County, and Little Scotia Pond in Dent County, Missouri.

Marshfield Saddle Club, Booklet, 1961, (R1149)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a program booklet for a horse show sponsored by the Marshfield Saddle Club at Marshfield in Webster County, Missouri. The show was held at the club's arena on 29-30 September 1961.

Massie, Gerald R. (1911-1989), Photographs, (P0016)
0.83 linear feet
Photographs of scenes across Missouri, many taken as part of Massie's work as Missouri's state photographer. Events highlighted include Winston Churchill's visit to Fulton, Governor Hearnes' inaugural celebrations in 1965 and 1969, and the Battle of Pilot Knob Centennial commemoration in 1964. The collection includes extensive coverage of the Missouri State Capitol building. Geographically, the collection covers much of Missouri, with particular focus on tourist destinations: St. Louis, Kansas City, Hannibal, Ste. Genevieve, and the Ozarks.

McDonald County Fair Board, Booklets, 1976-1994, (R1024)
1 folder
These are a McDonald County Fair Queen contest booklet from 1976 and McDonald County Fair booklets from 1978, 1981, and 1994. The fairs were held on the grounds of McDonald County High School near Anderson, Missouri.

McDonald County, Missouri High School Collection, (R1475)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)
The McDonald County, Missouri High School Collection contains a McDonald County high school football annual from 1971. It contains pictures of coaching staff, players, administration of the school, the band, cheerleaders, pep club, and ROTC. Also included are local business advertisements.

Meadowbrook Birdie Collection, (K1377)
0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Meadowbrook Birdie Collection contains issues of Meadowbrook Birdie, a newsletter for Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club.

Mickey Owen Baseball School, Booklet, ca. 1975, (R0771)
1 folder
This is a promotional booklet for the Mickey Owen Baseball School, an instructional facility located near Miller in Lawrence County, Missouri.

Midwest Disc Sports, Collection, (CA5828)
15.15 cubic feet, A/V material
Collection of correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, books, newsletters, posters, photographs, films, video recordings, and miscellaneous instructional and promotional material documenting the development of disc sports nationally and internationally. Disc sports covered include: disc golf, guts, double disc court, freestyle, ultimate, canine events and others. Etymology of "Frisbee" plus other disc sport history and folklore.

Milgram Food Stores, Inc. Collection, (K0325)
4.5 cubic feet (264 folders)
The collection contains papers and photographs related to the Milgram family and Milgram Food Stores, Inc. The personal papers primarily focus on the personal interests of Nat, the founder of Milgram Food Stores, and Lester, his son. The materials consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The materials related to the Milgram Food Stores contains correspondence, newsletters, reports, and information regarding the company. The bulk of the business materials pertains to photographs of individual Milgram stores and Milgram sponsored events.

Miller, Steve, Your Ozark Host, Booklet, 1961, (R0868)
1 folder
This is a promotional booklet for the Branson/Hollister area of Taney County, Missouri. Included are advertisements for tourist attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and other tourism-related businesses.

Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association, Records, 1977-1994, (C2793)
0.4 linear feet
Records of the Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association (MOATA) document annual meetings, awards, and other membership activities. These include schedules and announcements of meetings, 1979-1986, foundational documents, 1983, correspondence among members, 1981-1994, election records, 1983, and files on inductees to the Missouri Sports Medicine Hall of Fame, 1987. Several versions of legislation requiring the registration of athletic trainers in Missouri are also included, along with related comments and correspondence, 1977-1984.

Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association, Programs, 1966-1997, (R0726)
29 volumes
These are programs for the annual "show and celebration" of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association, held at Ava in Douglas County, Missouri. The illustrated booklets include schedules, rules, and many advertisements for horse breeding services and local businesses.

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, White River Division, Brochure, 1929, (R1209)
1 item
This is an illustrated promotional brochure advertising the White River Division of the Missouri Pacific Railway. It includes a route map showing towns and features along the line from Crane, Missouri, to Diaz and Newport, Arkansas, a montage entitled "Outdoor Life is Pleasant in The White River Country of the Ozarks," and a listing of representatives of the railroad's passenger and agricultural departments.

Missouri Park and Recreation Association, Records, 1938-1976, (C3649)
6.5 linear feet
Origin, history and meetings of an organization whose members seek to promote the general welfare of the people through a recreation program. Minutes of the executive boards, committee work, conference and treasurers' reports and correspondence are included. The last section of the collection is comprised of papers relating to supervised recreation in Columbia, MO, 1940-1960.

Missouri Ruralist Photographs, (P0030)
6.67 cubic feet (480 folders)
Photos from the agriculture magazine "Missouri Ruralist."

Missouri Sports & Recreation Oral History Project (C4377)
0.4 cubic feet (3 folders, 8 CDs)
The collection consists of interviews with Missourians who have been involved with sports and recreation activities. The collection includes digitally recorded interviews and transcripts of the interviews.

Missouri, Columbia. Recreation Commission, Report, 1945, (C0596)
1 folder
Annual report to the mayor, city council and citizens of Columbia on activities and needs of the commission.

Moothart College, Photograph, ca. 1910, (R0241)
1 folder
This is a photograph of the football team of Moothart College at Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri. The view has been copied on one 35mm slide.


Niangua Arm Chamber of Commerce, Camdenton, Missouri, Dogwood Festival Program, 1952, (R0738)
1 booklet
This is the program booklet for the Third Annual Lake of the Ozarks Dogwood Festival, held at Camdenton in Camden County, Missouri.

Northwest Missouri State Park Committee, Developmental Proposal, 1925, (CA2525)
1 volume
Promotional booklet of text and photographs presenting the merits of Lanowa Park in Buchanan and Andrew counties in order to establish it as a Missouri State Park.

Novorr, Shirley Ginsberg (1929- ) and Eugene Leslie (1924-2011) Papers, 1976-2002, (K1185)
2 folders
Gene Novorr participated in the Michaels Golf Invitationals. Includes photographs of the tournament.


O'Donnell, John, Papers, 1945, (C0902)
1 folder
The papers contain copies of his sports column, which was written in the form of letters to servicemen and women during World War II. O'Donnell also printed letters from them.

Oakwood Country Club Records, 1893-1993 (K0397)
8 microfilm rolls
Begun as the Progressive Club, Oakwood was the primary county club for the Jewish community of Kansas City. Included are organizational records such as annual, board of directors, and committee meeting minutes.

Old Settlers Reunion and Texas County Fair, Houston, Missouri, Program, 1956, (R0637)
1 folder
This is a program from the 46th Annual Old Settlers Reunion and Texas County Fair, 8-11 August 1956, at Houston in Texas County, Missouri. The program includes the schedule of events, rules and officials of competitions, and advertisements.

Onson, Helen (1915-2002), Papers, 1938-1993, (C4043)
0.2 linear feet, 1 oversized volume, 1 DVD
The Helen Onson Papers contain photographs, diaries, newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook documenting Onson’s career as a basketball player in the 1930s and 1940s. The collection also includes a DVD with an interview of Onson discussing her basketball career and friendship with Olympian Helen Stephens.

Onson, Helen (1915-2002), Papers, (CA6253)
0.1 linear feet, 2 volumes
Addition of correspondence, including postcards, from Abe Saperstein (Harlem Globetrotters promoter) to Onson. Also clippings and correspondence related to Helen Stephens and her Olympic Co-Eds traveling basketball team.

Ozark Empire Fair, Booklets, 1947-1971, (R0809)
1 folder
These are two programs (1947 and 1951) and three "premium lists" (1964, 1969, and 1971) for the annual Ozark Empire Fair, held at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, on 9-15 August 1947, 11-17 August 1951, 13-19 August 1964, 7-13 August 1969, and 11-18 August 1971.

Ozark Mountain Lakes and Rivers, Inc., "White River Lakes of the Ozarks," 1954, (R0713)
1 item
This is a brochure-map of the White River region of Arkansas and Missouri. Intended for tourists, it includes a map of the region, lists of sponsoring businesses, a promotional text by Charles C. Williford, and color lithographs of tourist activities and scenic views.

Ozark Playgrounds Association, Booklets and Pamphlets, 1929-1955, (R0854)
6 items
These are three booklets and three pamphlets published by the Ozark Playgrounds Association promoting "Playgrounds of the Ozarks," in an area encompassing parts of Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Included in the booklets are geographical listings, while two of the pamphlets contain highway maps and listings of member hotels, motels, resorts, restaurants, and tourist attractions, while another contains more general information.

Ozark Summit Exposition, Booklet, 1947, (R0889)
1 folder
This is a booklet for the Ozark Summit Exposition, which was held at Mansfield in Wright County, Missouri, on 30 July – 2 August 1947.


Pleasant Hope Community Fair, Booklet, 1936, (R0947)
1 folder
This is the "Catalog and Premium List" for the Fourteenth Annual Pleasant Hope Community Fair, also called the Pleasant Hope Educational and Agricultural Fair. The event was held on 5-7 November 1936 at Pleasant Hope in Polk County, Missouri.

Scrapbooks, Marvin E. Proffer, (CG0006)
0.2 cubic feet (2 volumes)
The Marvin E. Proffer Scrapbooks contain two scrapbooks that contain newspaper clippings, postcards, and other memorabilia related to Proffer.

Prop-Riders Boat Racing Club of Springfield, Missouri, Program Booklet, 1961, (R1046)
1 folder
This is a program booklet for boat races presented by the Prop-Riders Boat Racing Club of Springfield, Mo., at Kimberling City on Table Rock Lake in Stone County, Missouri, on 24 September 1961. Included are a schedule of events, contestants for Miss Table Rock Lake, and advertisements for area businesses.

Pyle's International Transcontinental Foot Race, Programs, 1928-1929, (R0094)
1 folder, photocopies
These are programs from Charles C. Pyle's first and second annual transcontinental foot races. The 1928 race was from Los Angeles to New York; the 1929 race was from New York to Los Angeles. Through Missouri the runners followed U.S. Highway 66.


Riverside Inn, Elk Springs, Missouri, Brochure, ca. 1910, (R0870)
1 folder
This is a brochure for the Riverside Inn on the Elk River near Elk Springs in McDonald County, Missouri. It includes four photographs of the resort and descriptive text.

Robert H. Blackburn Papers, (K1367)
0.1 cubic foot (5 folders, 18 photographs, oversize)
The Robert H. Blackburn Papers contain materials related to Southwest High School in Kansas City, Missouri, materials about Hallmark Cards, and photographs of Kansas City Royals baseball players.

Roberts, J. T. Aubrey, ed., Ozark Mountainwood Express, 1981, (R0949)
1 folder
This is an issue of Ozark Mountainwood Express, a semiannual publication devoted to Ozark music, culture, and tourism. The editor was J. T. Aubrey Roberts of Harrison, Arkansas. Although unnumbered and undated, this issue contains calendars of events for 1981.

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1963-1970, (C4206)
0.7 cubic feet (11 folders)
The Rock Bridge Memorial State Park records contain documentation of the founding of the park, the fundraising campaign, the acquisition of property, and the correspondence of the Park Board.

Roseland Theater, Flat River, Missouri, Photograph, 1940, (R1146)
1 folder
This is a black-and-white exterior view of the Roseland Theater at Flat River (now Park Hills) in St. Francois County, Missouri. The photograph shows a crowd waiting to see The Grapes of Wrath.

Rote, Tom D., Papers, (CA6459)
0.3 cubic feet
Papers of an aeronautical engineer and hot air balloon designer and enthusiast from Boone County, Missouri, include scrapbooks of clippings, correspondence, photographs, designs, and miscellaneous material concerning hot air ballooning. Also included are hot air balloon trading cards.


Scott-Mississippi Girls Basketball Tournament, Program, 1936, (R0945)
1 folder
This is a program for the Scott-Mississippi Girls Basketball Tournament, which was held at Charleston High School in Mississippi County, Missouri, on 3-6 March 1936. Teams from Anniston, Charleston, and East Prairie in Mississippi County, and Benton, Blodgett, Chaffee, Diehlstadt, Fornfelt, Illmo, Morley, Oran, Sikeston, and Vanduser in Scott County participated.

Shannon County, Missouri, Photographs, ca. 1900-1930, (R0280)
1 folder
These are views of Shannon County from the collection of Lon Hogan, Winona, Missouri. Included are views of Eminence, Fishertown, and Winona showing church and school groups, a baseball team, a band, a store, and Hogan's Photo Gallery. There is also a view of the Willow Springs Bank at Willow Springs in Howell County, Missouri.

Shepherd of the Hills Estates, Brochure, n.d., (R0752)
1 folder
This is a brochure for Shepherd of the Hills Estates, a real estate development at Forsyth in Taney County, Missouri. Although undated, it appears to be from the late 1920s.

Southeast Missouri District Fair Association, Booklets, 1949-1976, (R0925)
1 folder
These are a "Program, Premium List and Catalog" (1949) and a souvenir booklet (1976) for the "SEMO District Fair," which was sponsored by the Southeast Missouri District Fair Association and held on 12-17 September 1949 and 14-18 September 1976 at Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Included are schedules of events, admission prices, and advertisements for area businesses.

Southeast Missouri District Fair Association, Horse-Show Program, 1950, (R0782)
1 booklet
This is the program booklet for the "Horse Show" at the Southeast Missouri District Fair, held at the fairgrounds in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on 11, 13, and 14 September 1950.

Springfield Yacht Club, Regatta Programs, 1939, (R0941)
1 folder
These are "Official Race Programs" for outboard-engine motorboat races held on Lake Taneycomo at Branson in Taney County, Missouri, on 4 June and 9-10 September 1939. The Springfield Yacht Club sponsored the regattas.

St. Francois Agricultural and Mechanical Association, Booklet, 1891, (R1273)
1 folder
This is a booklet containing the program, premium list, and regulations of the twentieth annual fair of the St. Francois County Agricultural and Mechanical Association, held 8-11 September 1891 at Farmington, Missouri.

State Historical Society of Missouri, Audio Cassette Collection, 1976-2000, (C3963)
0.3 linear feet, 34 audio cassettes
The State Historical Society of Missouri Audio Cassette Collection is a collection of miscellaneous interviews, lectures, and speeches collected over the years.

Steinberg, Simon C. "Si" (1906-2002), Photograph Collection, 1938, 1950, (P0005)
23 photographs
Sixteen prints of a Fourth of July celebration and political rally sponsored by the Young Democratic Club at Reed's Lake, west of Fulton in Callaway County on July 4, 1938 and seven prints of the groundbreaking ceremony at Stephens College, Columbia, for the Firestone Baars Chapel designed by Eero Saarinen.

Stephens, Helen Collection (C3552)
6.0 cubic feet (290 folders, 4 volumes, 100 oversize items)
The papers of the 1936 Olympic track champion contain her Olympic diary, correspondence, publicity clippings, posters, photographs, and other materials related to her long athletic career, both professional and recreational. Newsletters from her employers, Curlee Clothing Company, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, and the Defense Mapping Agency, along with some personal documents, are also included.

Stewart, Norm, Collection, (CA5854)
12.2 cubic feet (2 audio cassettes, 2 CDs, 64 video cassettes, 52 DVDs)
Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, awards, certificates, programs, and other material related to the life and career of the longtime University of Missouri men’s head basketball coach. Includes episodes of the Norm Stewart Show and various recordings of MU basketball games, interviews, and events.

Stone, Martin J. and Sylvia Friedman Collection, 1995-2006 (K1068)
0.1 cubic feet
The collection contains a history of Meadowbrook Country Club and materials concerning the Brandeis Book Sale, Show-A-Rama, and the New Theatre Restaurant.

Strong, Murray, Photograph Collection, (P0439)
12 photographs
Photos of the University of Missouri men's tennis team, 1922-1926, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1967-1969

Swenson, Austyn, Promotional Booklet, 1960, (R0897)
1 folder
This is a promotional booklet for Austyn "Aut" Swenson's "Thrillcade" professional stunt driving show. The troupe made its headquarters at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri.


Taney County Fair, Program Booklet, 1938, (R0805)
1 folder
This is the "Premium List and Program" for the second annual Taney County Fair, held at Forsyth, Missouri, on 22-24 September 1938.

Teachenor, Dix (1892-1961) Papers, 1911-1935, (K0015)
0.3 cubic foot
A scrapbook of letters, maps, photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia from Teachenor's tour of duty during World War I Additionally, there are scattered newspaper clippings and other material related to Teachenor's tennis activities and his insurance sales career.

The Eastern Missouri Collection, (S1135)
1 cubic foot (44 folders, 1 reel of 16mm film, 1 reel of microfilm, 8 oversize items)
The Eastern Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events. The Eastern Missouri Collections continues to have material added to it. New additions are added at the end of the collection. Researchers should browse the index and container lists to locate pertinent material.

Trefts, Charles, Photographs, (P0034)
3126 photographs
This collection contains images from 1900 to 1963 depicting St. Louis City and County people, public buildings, riverfront scenes, bridges, churches, catastrophes, houses and parks. Trefts photographed many historic events such as the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition; the 1934 World Series; and aviation in St. Louis including the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field in 1908 and Charles Lindbergh's return from Paris in 1927. A number of images focus on Crawford and Iron Counties and the Lake of the Ozarks region in the early 1930s.

Trotter, Mrs. J.N., Postcard Collection, (P0450)
8 postcards
Postcards of University of Missouri football ca. 1909, Glasgow (MO), Springfield (MO), and The Benton, Excelsior Springs, MO

Turner Society Pamphlets, 1912-1945, (C0676)
4 folders
Pamphlets and publications of St. Louis area Turner groups. Also a history of the American Turnerbund, 1924; an annual report of the national executive committee of American Turners, 1941; and copies of Turner Topics, publication of American Turners.

Twin Lakes Duck Hunting Camp, Chariton County, Missouri, Records, 1945-1989, (C3968)
1 linear foot on 2 rolls of microfilm
Hunting logs, photographs, and related materials of a private hunting camp in north central Missouri.


U.S. Olympic Festival-’94 Collection (S1226)
1 cubic foot (12 folders, 2 VHS tapes)
The U.S. Olympic Festival-’94 Collection contains press releases, advertising summaries, fact sheets, newspaper clippings, and videos pertaining to the U.S. Olympic Festival- ’94, held in St. Louis, Missouri, from July 1 to July 10, 1994. The United States Olympic Committee held the festival annually during non-Olympic years, to showcase young athletes who had the potential to participate in the World Olympics. Janet Kelley-Harmon, vice president of public relations and advertising for the 1994 festival, collected these materials. The materials in this collection date from 1990 to 1994.

University of Missouri, Athletic Committee, Records, 1934-1947, (C0137)
1 linear foot
Recommendations for regulation of various athletic associations, correspondence and minutes of intercollegiate athletic committees, general correspondence, financial reports, press releases, and schedules.


Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Puxico Memorial Post No. 7822, Puxico, Missouri, Homecoming Booklet, 1951, (R0934)
1 folder
This is a souvenir program booklet for the fifth annual "homecoming" sponsored by the Puxico Memorial Post No. 7322 of the VFW at Puxico in Stoddard County, Missouri, on 14-18 August 1951.


Wappel, Fred, Papers, (CA5665)
9 linear feet
Papers of a University of Missouri athletic trainer, 1950s-1980s.

Western Missouri Land-O-Lakes Association, Brochures, ca. 1962-1965, (R0823)
1 folder
These are two map brochures published by the Western Missouri Land-O-Lakes Association to promote tourism in the area including the "upper arm" of the Lake of the Ozarks, Pomme de Terre Lake, and the planned Stockton Lake and Kaysinger Bluff (later Harry S. Truman) Reservoir.

White River Booster League, Tourism Brochures, n.d., (R0804)
1 folder
These are three brochures promoting tourism in the Lake Taneycomo area in the Missouri Ozarks, published by the White River Booster League at Branson in Taney County, Missouri.

White River Boosters League, Booklets, 1934-1940, (R0749)
1 folder
These are two booklets promoting tourism in Taney and Stone counties in Missouri. Entitled Come to Lake Taneycomo and the White River Country: The Vacation Paradise of the Ozarks, each contains many advertisements for hotels, resorts, cottages, camps, and other tourist-related businesses, as well as a map of the area.

Wiley, Robert S., Collection, 1869-1994, (R0521)
84 folders
This is a collection of legal documents, newspaper clippings, magazines and printed material, advertising items, and miscellaneous paper ephemera pertaining to the history of Stone County, and to travel, tourism, and recreation in the White River Lakes region of southwestern Missouri. Much of the collection pertains to Stone County, Missouri, but there is also material on Greene, Lawrence, and Taney counties in Missouri, and some locations in Arkansas.

Woman's Benefit Association, Booklet, n.d., (R1193)
1 folder
This is a promotional booklet for Franklin Camp, a summer camp for women and girls near Sugarcreek in Venango County, Pennsylvania. The camp was operated by the Woman's Benefit Association, which also operated a similar camp near Hollister in Taney County, Missouri.

Wright, Herbert Perry (1865-1945) Papers, 1896-1945, (K0013)
5 cubic feet; 16 microfilm rolls
Scrapbooks compiled by H.P. Wright, a Kansas City banker, pertaining to friends, institutions, and events in which Wright was interested.


Young Mens Christian Association (YMCA) of Kansas City, Kansas Records, 1924-1992, (K0601)
16 cubic feet
Organizational records including minutes, financial records, programs, rosters, photographs, slides, films, scrapbooks, and architectural records.

Young Mens Christian Association (YMCA) of Kansas City Records, 1878-2006, (K0332)
80 cubic feet
Minutes, newspaper clippings, printed materials, publications, administrative files, reports, surveys, studies, photographs, slides, audio/visual media, memorabilia, and scrapbooks.

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